If you've been in a car accident, you may be wondering if you need a lawyer. The short answer is that it depends on the severity of the accident and the extent of your injuries. If you were involved in a minor fender-bender with no injuries, you probably don't need to hire a lawyer. However, if you were involved in a more serious accident and sustained significant injuries, you may benefit from seeking legal counsel. In Toms River, for example, any accident that resulted in injuries or property damage over $500 must be reported to the Toms River Police Department. If you were involved in such an accident, it's a good idea to consult with a car accident lawyer to discuss your legal options. Similarly, if you were treated at Community Medical Center or another hospital for your injuries, this is also generally an indication that you should seek legal assistance. In short, if you've been in a car accident and are unsure of what to do next, it's always best to consult with a lawyer to learn about your rights and options.